A letter to Foreign Friends in Jintan
January 31, 2020
All foreign friends in Jintan,
We would like to extend greetings to you on the occasion of Spring Festival。
We would also like to extend our appreciation to your understanding and support of our prevention and control of novel coronavirus!
Changzhou Municipal People’s Government activated level 1 public health agency response on January 26 to defend against the epidemic. Jintan District People’s Government attached high importance to and made comprehensive deployment on prevention and control. According to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease of the People’s Republic of China and decisions & arrangements of the Party Central Committee and State Council, we would like to make the following suggestions for the health of you and your family, friends and Jintan citizens:
First, follow the governmental social media accounts for the latest updates。 Please follow the WeChat official account of Jintan website or download the App of Jintan Mobile Phone Station by searching “金坛手机台” to obtain the latest updates of the disease, information of designated hospitals for patients with the novel coronavirus, preventive measures, and important notices, or call the hot line for foreign friends of 86-15851909099 by Mr。 Shi Lianhua。 We hope that you will not believe rumors or spread them。
Second, reduce or avoid outdoor activities. Please avoid crowded areas, and cancel parties, group dinners and other group activities. If you have to appear on the above-mentioned occasions, please wear the mask correctly, and the medical surgical mask is the first choice. If you have symptoms such as fever, cough, chest tightness, fatigue, etc., you must wear the mask to the designated hospitals in Jintan for treatment.
Third, enhance personal hygiene。 Please keep good personal hygiene habits。 Frequently clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub。Cover your mouth and nose with tissue or handkerchief when coughing or sneezing。 Do not spit everywhere or contact people with suspected flu patient。 Please dispose the used mask to the designated garbage bin。 Please keep your rooms clean and ventilate them properly。 Please avoid contacting with any wildlife or poultry。 Meat and eggs should be cooked thoroughly before eating。
Fourth, join us for united defense and control。 If you have recently visited the high epidemic area, or have recently come in contact with people who are from the high epidemic area, you should immediately report to your local community, and cooperate with community staffs, then stay at home with 14-days observation period actively。
Dear foreign friends, you have made important contributions to the development of Jintan, which is our common home. At this juncture of crisis, let us all be united and guard our homeland together.
Jintan District People's Government Foreign Affairs Office
January 31, 2020
Authorized Release by Jintan Emergency Command of Prevention and Control of Pneumonia Epidemic of Novel Coronavirus